Science Education Hub Radboud University

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The Science Education Hub Radboud University was founded in 2009 as the first science education hub in the Netherlands. The Dutch abbreviation for Science Hub Radboud University is WKRU (Wetenschapsknooppunt Radboud Universiteit). The WKRU is an expert in inquiry-based learning and science education. Its mission is to encourage an inquisitive and explorative attitude in both students and (upcoming) teachers. In order to accomplish this, the WKRU organises various activities that establish a link between (primary) schools, pre-service teacher education and researchers of the Radboud University.

Book series ‘Scientific breakthroughs in the classroom’

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The book series ‘Scientific breakthroughs in the classroom!’ provides (upcoming) teachers with ideas on how to get started with scientific topics in class according to the pedagogy of inquiry-based learning. The books cover and translate many of the top research projects conducted at the Radboud University and the Radboudumc into activities for in the classroom. They involve alpha, beta and gamma research. The books provide a basis for designing a project, but are also intended as a source of inspiration and example for teachers who wish to bring science into the classroom.

Videos about inquiry-based learning

The WKRU has made a variety of videos regarding inquiry-based learning. Do you wish to know more about this pedagogy? Or are you curious as to how inquiry-based learning looks like in class? Feel free to watch our videos!

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Translating the question machine

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Please feel free to translate our question machine into your native language! You can download a file suitable to be edited here (png, 8.6 MB). We would greatly appreciate it if you would send us a copy of the translated question machine at infowkru@ru.nl.